Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 02 Pax

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land

  • Max Altitute

    4,576m/15,014ft

  • Accomadation

    Hotel + Lodges

  • Best Season

    February - June, 
 September- December

  • DifficultyLevel2

    Trip Grade

    Moderate
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Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is one of the popular trekking in Everest region that takes you through the Namche Bazaar, Tengboche monastery and finally to the foot of towering Aba Dablam. These itinerary offers leave you fascinating with culture, adventure and world class mountain view. The name Ama Dablam means ’mother and necklace’ – the perennial hanging glacier resembles a ‘dablam’, which is a piece of traditional jewellery worn by Sherpa women.

The journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu followed by Himalayan flight to Lukla. We follow the trail to the sherpa village of Namche and proceed further up to Pangboche. Leaving Phakding village, route consists of a number of high suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River that lead us to village of Monjo, entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We will also spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Where you can choose to hike to Kunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966 A.D in Kunde Village or highly recommended walk up to the world’s highest-situated airport, Syangboche Airport, and Everest View Hotel. As soon as you leave Namche, Ama Dablam is the mountain that you see all along the way. You will visit the world’s famous Tengboche monastery which will be a stroke of luck to any trekker looking for a spiritual experience. Exploring around the Tengboche you will continue walk Crossing a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and passing the Mani stones ultimately leads to Pangboche. We will have Afternoon Acclimatization time at Pangboche and prepare for tomorrow’s walk to base of Ama Dablam, world’s most beautiful mountains.

Walk from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp offers divine beauty and exciting experience. If you are lucky enough, you might Himalayan Thar, Yaks, Wild eagle and many more animals. As you trek further, the trail divides into two from one leading to the Everest Base Camp Trek trail through Dingboche and other one to Ama Dablam itself which appears closer. You can also see the spectacular views of Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche peak (6090) and many more. As we walk, it becomes vividly stunning and Without even realiszing the time, we reach the base camp. You will find mountaineers camping here before their ascent of Ama Dablam. The view of Ama Dablam and hanging glacier appear just astonishing and spellbinding. A lot of up and down on this section, We have lunch in the Base camp and walk back to Pangboche.

After successful completion of Everest Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, we head back to Lukla via Phortse and Monjo Village, and finally take flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will have time to explore around the Monkey Temple, Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa or relax in Hotel. End your day with good food and a little music in the typical Nepali Restaurant where team of the Aspiration Adventure will take trip feedback and chat together.

Highlights of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

  • Lifetime Experience in Himalayas !!
  • Exciting and scenic flight to Lukla Airport
  • Visit Sherpa settlement areas like Namche, Khumjung, Phortse, and Pangboche.
  • Great views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Explore the famous Sherpa monastery at Tengboche
  • Trek to the base of Ama Dablam, world’s most beautiful mountains
  • Achievement Certificate is awarded to each individuals in the recognition of your amazing trekking

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338m), Transfer to Hotel

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan center, and well known city of temples, monasteries and shrines. Hotel is located at Thamel where numerous restaurants, bars and shops that cater everything you need. Relax and recover from jetlag at hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m)

Distance: 40 Minutes flight; 3-4 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge in Phakding

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at Hotel, we will drive to domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport for flight to Lukla on Twin Otter aircraft. These 40 minutes flight duration offers outstanding views so, try to get a window seat on the left-hand side. Trekking starts from Lukla, we head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river with the amazing view of a beautiful mountain like Gongla, Nupla, Karyolung. On the trail, we cross couple of suspension bridges, several mani walls and stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization. Today's trek is relatively short around 3-4 hours. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 03:

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a Breakfast, We hit the trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar which is steady and steep incline with a few uphill and downhill climb. Today trekking route consists of a number of high suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River that lead us to village of Monjo, entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, our guide will complete the paperwork of permits and head on up to towards the Namche through Jorsalle. You will get the first glimpses of Mount Everest. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and the hub of everything. It is an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday local market. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 04:

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At this point, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Today you will get a chance to adjust your body with the altitude. From hotels and restaurants to souvenirs and gifts shops, Namche Bazaar offers everything. Optionally, you can choose to hike to Kunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966 A.D in Kunde Village or highly recommended walk up to the world's highest-situated airport, Syangboche Airport, and Everest View Hotel. If you have time, you can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum. If you wish to take rest there is option available to spend time around the Namche shops, try some Himalayan bakery items with Coffee! or playing pool in Cafe Danfe. Take rest and prepare for next day! Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 05:

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Tengboche

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After brekfast at Namche Bazaar, We continue our trek towards Tengboche. The trail starts with first slightly climb up for a while up to the Chor camp, then continue easy level walk to kyangjuma. The trekking trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones. The Journey to tengboche is accompanied with the rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam and close view of Thamserku. Monastery open from 3 pm and it is good visit at their evening chanting by lamas. Get Sunset and Sunrise Views as well as magnificent view of the Mount Everest including other Himalayas form Tengboche. Trail also offers ample opportunity to spot wildlife musk deer, multi-colored pheasants and a herd of Himalayan Thar. Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 06:

Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche (3908 m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Pangboche

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the Morning, Get the magnificent views of mountains and explore around the Tengboche Monastery. Afterward, continue our trail through Deboche by crossing the Imja Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and Climb up passing the Mani stones ultimately leads to Pangboche by the lunch time. On the way, there is great vantage points of Ama Dablam. Acclimatization and prepare for tomorrow's walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp. Overnight at Lodge in Pangboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 07:

Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600m) and back to Pangboche

Accommodation: Lodge in Pangboche

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, We walk from Walk from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp. As you trek further, the trail divides into two from one leading to Dingboche and other one to Ama Dablam itself. You can also see the spectacular views of Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche peak (6090) and many more. From the top of the base camp of the Mt. Ama Dablam, the view appear just astonishing and spellbinding. A lot of up and down on this section, We have lunch in the Base camp and walk back to Pangboche for overnight stay.

Day 08:

Trek from Pangboche to Phortse (3680 m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Phortse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast at Pangboche we continue our trek to Phortse. Phortse is a farming village located at 3840m in the Khumbu Valley. It is part of alternative path to Everest base camp trek and best place to know the real image of Sherpa culture. These village also home to many Everest climbers. Overnight at Lodge in Phortse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 09:

Trek from Phortse to Monjo (2835 m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Monjo

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, We continue walk back to Monjo through steeply down to the river at Photse Tenga. Further, Before reaching Mong La you will get the last view of Ama Dablam. We stop for lunch and continue to Monjo via Namche Bazaar. If you are tired there is option to stay at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge in Monjo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 10:

Trek from Monjo to Lukla (9,186 feet / 2,800 m)

Accommodation: Lodge in Lukla

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, we begin our last day trek in Everest region. The trail from Monjo to Lukla is embellish with small monasteries and painted Mani walls. You will be passing through small sherpa settlements and descend to Chauri Kharka via Phakding. The trail after the long suspension bridge follows the up wards route as far as Chablung, then turns off towards Lukla. On arrival in Lukla, trekking ends. You can stretch up your sore legs and have a rest for a while and later stroll around the village, listening to the stories of the locals and experience their lifestyle. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Day 11:

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner

Wake up early in the Morning, Enjoy your last breakfast in Mountain and get ready for flight back to Kathmandu. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 45 minutes flight which offer thrilling experience for sure. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Free time on your own or want around the city, do shopping. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure to celebrate the successful completion of trek.

Day 12:

Final Departure

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries, Please do let us know.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • All necessary surface transfer required by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight with private transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of field staff.
  • Permits including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket arrangement (if you do not have your own).
  • All ground handling staff, guide, local staff including their daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • In rare case, Emergency rescue and evacuation operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • Certificate after the successful trek (upon request)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, internet usage/data, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Tips for trekking crew (expected, but not mandatory)

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Accomodation

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. We will accommodate you in the deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available standard, clean, comfortable lodge (teahouse) with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be served from teahouses/lodge menu where we spend the night whereas, lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. In the city, Breakfast will Served and there will be farewell dinner at end of the trip. Please be Noted that, Upon your request we will also be pleased to make the reservations for luxurious accommodation.